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View of the Ruins of the West Tower of Hereford Cathedral

View of the Ruins of the West Tower of Hereford Cathedral

Artist: Wathen, I.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 96.h

Length: 27.2

Width: 34.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the ruins of the West wing of Hereford cathedral by I. Wathen. On Easter Monday in 1786 the West Tower of the Cathedral, which it is believed was originally built by De Braose, collapsed and the West front and the nave were destroyed. Before the collapse of the wing a single axial tower stood here, an unusual feature in English cathedrals and more common in France. Architect James Wyatt designed and built the new wing.

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